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Historical Events Happened In July - 23

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

1959  VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR on July - 23.  

1960  15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls on July - 23.  

1961  Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open on this day in history.  

1961  Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75 on this day in history.  

1964  Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage on this day in history.  

1964  Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74 on July - 23.  

1965  On July - 23 beatles "Help" is released in the UK  

1966  Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens on July - 23.  

1966  Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" on July - 23.  

1966  On this day in history donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60  

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1967  43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) on this day in history.  

1967  On July - 23 pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons  

1967  On July - 23 race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit  

1968  Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt on this day in history.  

1968  PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on July - 23.  

1968  On July - 23 race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed  

1968  Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on this day in history.  

1969  On July - 23 deli Floyd, writer, dies  

1971  Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France  

1972  The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die  

1973  On this day in history eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82  

1974  Greek military dictatorship collapses on July - 23.  

1974  On this day in history mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90  

1976  Wings release "Let 'em In" on July - 23.  

1976  Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1977  On July - 23 washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges  

1977  René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1978  Israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas on this day in history.  

1979  E Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31  

1980  Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya on this day in history.  

1980  River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0645  Yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683) was born on July - 23.  

1301  Duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339) was born on this day in history.  

1339  On this day in history birth of louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers)  

1401  Francesco Sfoza, soldier was born on this day in history.  

1503  Anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547) was born on this day in history.  

1659  On this day in history birth of antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer  

1705  On July - 23 birth of francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)  

1734  On July - 23 birth of antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730]  

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Famous Deaths In July - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0945  On July - 23 richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies  

1227  Death of Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148) on this day in history.  

1373  On this day in history birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies  

1403  On July - 23 death of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39  

1531  Death of Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers on this day in history.  

1568  Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23 on July - 23.  

1581  On this day in history georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies  

1584  On this day in history death of john Day, English printer (b. 1522)  

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